Public companies

The pressures and challenges involved in managing today’s public companies are vast. Protecting shareholder interests, addressing regulatory change, competing in the international marketplace and protecting corporate reputation are just a few of the challenges management and the board of directors must address. The audit should not interfere with managing your business.

It takes responsive leadership, deep technical acumen, uncompromising quality and recognition of what makes your company unique to achieve a successful audit experience.

RSM's SEC practice combines our resources and experience with a high level of partner attention and customized service delivery. Our clients tell us that the RSM client experience is unparalleled. 

Our engagement partners spend time onsite gaining an understanding of your operations and risk environment. Drawing on this perspective, and relevant experience with other issuer clients, our partners are positioned to properly focus on each audit. Rather than a methodology designed for the world's largest corporations, our integrated audit approach is designed for midsized public companies - utilizing an appropriate balance of tests of details, tests of controls and substantive analytical procedures that are customized to be responsive to each company's risks. 


A Guide to Going Public

This guide will help your stakeholders determine if an IPO is the right path for your company by addressing some basic questions.

Critical audit matters: Key concepts and FAQs for audit committees

A recent CAQ publication is designed to help audit committees understand the auditor’s responsibility to communicate critical audit matters.

SEC expands definition of "smaller reporting company"

On June 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to raise the thresholds in the definition of “smaller reporting company.”

Looking at the new brand of employee loyalty (or lack thereof)

While talent management is multi-faceted, significant shifts in the values of the workforce may have broad strategic implications.

Cybersecurity risk management oversight tool

A recent CAQ tool provides questions board members can consider as they address cybersecurity risks and disclosures.

Audit committee tool: Preparing for the leases accounting standard

The CAQ recently issued a tool to help audit committees in their oversight responsibilities related to the new leases standard.

The real cost of a data breach: Insights for audit committees

Our recent publication includes our insights on the audit committee’s role in cybersecurity and related matters.

An introduction to the new auditor reporting model

Our brief overview highlights some of the requirements and implications of the new PCAOB auditor reporting standard.